Miriam Airington-Fisher practices criminal defense in Virginia state and federal courts and complex removal defense in federal immigration courts. Miriam is fluent in Spanish, and represents clients with related criminal and immigration issues. She has successfully defended clients against civil commitment under the Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Act and against the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Miriam handles appellate and post-conviction representation, including direct appeals, writs of actual innocence, and petitions for writ of habeas corpus. She argues cases in Virginia appellate courts and federal courts, including the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also serves as local counsel for foreign attorneys, and consults on matters related to Virginia criminal law, local procedure, federal immigration law and the impact of criminal convictions on immigration relief.
Miriam was licensed to practice law in Virginia in 2009. Before founding Airington, Overholser & Rockecharlie in 2015, she was an associate attorney at the law firm of Bowen, Champlin, Foreman & Rockecharlie. She received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University and her law degree from the University of Miami. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and her local bar associations. Miriam presents at legal seminars on topics related to immigration and criminal law, and is a guest speaker at University of Richmond Law School.
Miriam is passionate about defending her clients’ legal rights, and truly loves her work as an attorney. She lives in Richmond with her family.